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eBike Security

Securing Your Ride: A Comprehensive Guide on eBike Security

With Electric Bikes hitting the mainstream, securing your ride has become more crucial than ever. Discussions around eBike security highlight a common concern among potential and current owners: the fear of theft. However, understanding and implementing effective security measures can greatly reduce this risk, ensuring that you can enjoy your electric bicycle with peace of mind.

With more than a decade of experience helping our customers with suitable locks, insurance and tracking devices, the team at Fully Charged is here to ensure you and your electric bike have the perfect marriage, and that nobody can come between it.

Here we give you a comprehensive guide of all you need to do to ensure your eBike stays safe.

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From strategic parking to investing in robust locks and tracking devices, there are multiple ways to protect your investment and deter potential thieves.

This comprehensive guide on eBike security is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard your electric bicycle. It will cover essential aspects such as choosing the right lock, strategic parking tips, the benefits of GPS tracking, the importance of registering your eBike, and securing appropriate eBike insurance.

With a clear focus on practical and efficient security strategies, this article aims to reassure electric bicycle owners and prospective buyers that with the right precautions, they can significantly enhance the security of their ebikes and ride worry-free.

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eBike Locks

Abus & Hiplok - Gold Standard

Simply put, you HAVE to buy a gold-standard insured lock when purchasing an electric bike.

Quite frankly, anything less than Gold rated can be cut through like butter with a lithium powered axle grinder, and eBike insurance providers will not insure your eBike without a Gold or Diamond Sold Secure rating.

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Why does a Gold or Diamond Sold Secure lock matter?

Sold Secure is the UK’s premier testing and certification for security products.

It is the mission of Sold Secure to test and provide professional and accurate advice regarding effective security products to consumers, the insurance Industry, the Home Office, the Police and the Public.

All insurance providers require that any electric bike over £1000.00 is fitted with at least a gold-standard Sold-Secure lock. At Fully Charged, we believe Diamond Sold Secure locks are what’s going to keep your eBike away from any thief.


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eBike Insurance


Meet Laka, the community-first insurance provider that’s shredding the rules of insurance.

Laka uses a people-powered insurance subscription to make insurance fair, not fixed. Each month’s claims are spread amongst a collective of cyclists like you, so your monthly bill varies up to a guaranteed cap.

With Fully Charged, you’re entitled to 30 days free insurance with Laka by simply inputting the code: FULLYCHARGED into your Laka quote.

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GPS Trackers

Can I put a tracker on my eBike?

Of course! To add further security to your electric bike, you can go that extra mile and install a tracker. The Fully Charged Vigilantes have previously recovered stolen goods courtesy of a GPS PowUnity tracker.

Just take the time to look at the video link below where our Founder Ben repossessed eBikes stolen from our client, The NHS, courtesy of trackers!

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Bosch Smart System

A new invention from Bosch as of Model Year 2023 is their Bosch ConnectModule and Lock and Alarm feature. This comes with all Bosch Smart System products, but does not include any Bosch powered product prior to the Smart System. Whether you park for just a short time, or are away for a longer period, you can stay connected to your eBike via your smartphone using the ConnectModule. As soon as you switch off your eBike, the eBike Alarm will activate automatically, giving your eBike better protection against theft.

The eBike Alarm, which is digitally connected via the eBike Flow App, protects your eBike, so you have less reason to worry. If you switch off your eBike, the alarm function activates the alarm automatically. If anyone was to try and handle the bike, the alarm would sound off, and signal a notification to the eBike Flow App, alerting you of its movement.

Better still, certain Bosch powered products that we sell at Fully Charged come as standard with the ConnectModule and Lock and Alarm feature integrated OEM from the manufacturer, like Moustache. Otherwise, the Bosch ConnectModule is £140.00 as an additional service, including fitting.

PowUnity GPS Trackers

Outside of the Bosch Smart System, the PowUnity can be installed in no time at all and operates with real-time tracking. If there’s ever a hitch, you get uncomplicated and very quick help.

The PowUnity is £199.00 and the Fully Charged eMechanics can install the tracker for you for an additional £20.00 before you ride away and go from A to Beyond.

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eBike Security FAQ's

What are the best types of locks for securing my eBike?
We offer a variety of locks for eBikes, including D-locks, chain locks, folding locks, waist-wearing locks and cable locks. We also provide advanced locks with features like 3D motion-sensing alarms.
Does my insurance go up if a bike get's stolen?
LAKA operates a collective insurance model where the community shares the cost of claims. Instead of paying a fixed premium, you only pay your share of the claims made by the community each month. This can often result in lower costs compared to traditional insurance.
What does Laka Insurance Cover?
Laka offers two main types of insurance coverage for cyclists: Core and Pro. Core Coverage Laka's Core coverage is designed to provide essential protection for your bike and accessories. Key features include: Theft Protection: Covers theft both at home and on the go. Third-Party Liability: Covers damage to others' property or injury caused by you while riding. Legal Costs: Covers legal expenses for personal injury claims following an accident that wasn't your fault. Excess-Free Claims: No excess charge on approved claims, meaning you get full compensation without penalty. Bike Rental: Reimbursement for bike rentals while your claim is being processed. Household Discount: Offers 50% off coverage for additional bikes on the same policy. Pro Coverage Laka's Pro coverage includes all the benefits of the Core plan with additional protections: Accidental Damage: Covers damage from accidents, including race crashes and transit damage. Worldwide Cover: Extends coverage globally for up to 120 consecutive days. Loss by Airline/Courier: Covers loss or damage to your bike and gear by airlines or couriers. Roadside Recovery: Provides assistance if you experience a breakdown while riding. Both plans emphasize flexibility, with no long-term contracts and a collective model that spreads the cost of claims among the insured group. This approach means you only pay for the actual cost of claims each month, which can lead to savings if there are few claims in a given period​
What are some tips for where to lock my eBike up?
Are there any electronic security options for eBikes?
How should I maintain my eBike lock?
What should I do if my eBike is stolen?
Can I register my eBike to increase its security?